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'There are multiple witnesses who should be included': A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault raises the stakes ahead of planned hearing

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The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist and professor who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, called for additional witnesses to testify at a hearing planned for Monday.
Attorney Lisa Banks argued that her client, a mother of two teenagers, was "thrust into the public spotlight" after going public with her allegation against Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.
One key witness in the allegation appeared reluctant to discuss the incident or has no memory of it.
The attorney for Christine...
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Christine Blasey Ford's Lawyer Criticizes ‘Rush to a Hearing' on Kavanaugh Accusations

Christine Blasey Ford's Lawyer Criticizes ‘Rush to a Hearing' on Kavanaugh Accusations

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An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said Wednesday that the plan to move forward with a hearing about her client's sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “is not a fair or good faith investigation.”
Ford, a California professor, accused Kavanaugh of attempting to sexually assault her nearly 40 years ago at a high school party. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation, calling it “completely false.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a public hearing about the accusation for Monday. While Ford's lawyers said she is willing to testify publicly about the...
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Republicans on K Street rally to Kavanaugh's defense

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In the hours after Christine Blasey Ford came forward as the woman who had accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were teenagers, a small group of Republican women in Washington began talking and emailing about how to help their compatriot out. The women, many of whom worked alongside Kavanaugh in George W. Bush's White House and are now lobbyists or consultants, thought the news coverage of the accusations was unfair. Many of them had already signed a letter in August to the Senate Judiciary Committee vouching for Kavanaugh's support of women in the workplace. Now...
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Read the full statement from Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer who just raised the stakes ahead of a hearing to address sexual misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh

Read the full statement from Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer who just raised the stakes ahead of a hearing to address sexual misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh

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Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer put out a new statement responding to Republican calls for Ford to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago.
Senate Republicans have been clamoring to get Ford in front of the committee before lawmakers vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
"Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only two days ago," Ford's attorney said in a statement Wednesday. "She is currently unable to go home, and is receiving ongoing threats to her and her family's safety...
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Everyone Deserves Better Than This Senate Spectacle

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Forget the political finger pointing. Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Brett Kavanaugh need to be seriously investigated.
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Why Sexual Assault Memories Stick

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Christine Blasey Ford says she has a vivid memory of an attack that took place when she was 15. That makes sense.
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Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Says Rush To Hearing Is ‘Not A Fair Or Good Faith Investigation'

Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Says Rush To Hearing Is ‘Not A Fair Or Good Faith Investigation'

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The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, says the GOP shouldn't bypass an FBI investigation.
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The Latest: Accuser's lawyer says more witnesses can testify

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago : 6:45 p.m. The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford says there are "multiple witnesses" who should be included in a Judiciary Committee hearing about her client's allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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We're Sexual Misconduct Law Experts. The Senate's Brett Kavanaugh Investigation Is a Hot Mess

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The Senate Judiciary Committee's position that the committee itself should vet Christine Blasey Ford's report of past sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a straight-up boondoggle. Ford's insistence on a thorough fact-finding process by an impartial body is spot-on.
In fact, the committee's proposed investigative process demonstrates with jaw-dropping clarity that it does not genuinely believe that preventing sexual misconduct is a real goal worth fighting for.
Twenty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers must demonstrate a sincere commitment to...
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A GoFundMe for Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford's Private Security Met Its Goal in Just Hours

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Christine Blasey Ford is a research psychology professor at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. She is also the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were both teenagers, a story she shared with the Washington Post on Sunday. On Monday, Ford's lawyer, Debra Katz, told NBC's Today that her client is prepared to testify before Congress if necessary and is “willing to do whatever it takes.”
Apparently others decided they would threaten Ford with the same. On Tuesday, it was reported that Ford's home address was posted on online, and that she...
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The Latest: Ford's relatives sign letter of support for her

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago : 6:25 p.m. Relatives of Christine Blasey Ford have signed a letter supporting her decision to come forward with an allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her three decades ago. Ford's mother-in-law, sisters-in-law and other members of her husband's family released a letter Wednesday asking that her "private and difficult recollection be treated seriously and respectfully."
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Trump Feels 'Terribly' For Brett Kavanaugh. What About Christine Blasey Ford?

Trump Feels 'Terribly' For Brett Kavanaugh. What About Christine Blasey Ford?

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Blasey's week is the best example of why survivors rarely speak up.
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Brett Kavanaugh isn't the first Supreme Court nominee to be accused of sexual misconduct - here's what happened last time, and how it compares to now

Brett Kavanaugh isn't the first Supreme Court nominee to be accused of sexual misconduct - here's what happened last time, and how it compares to now

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct, and it's not the first time in American history this has happened.
There are parallels between Christine Blasey Ford 's allegations against Kavanaugh, and lawyer Anita Hill's 1991 testimony against then-nominee Clarence Thomas.
Here's what happened in both cases, what Hill says the Senate can do better this time around, and how the allegations against Kavanaugh could impact American politics for years to come.
When President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in July, his...
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From the Anonymity of Academia to the Center of a Supreme Court Confirmation

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Christine Blasey Ford, a researcher and statistician, was reluctant to come forward with her allegation that Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted her.
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Kavanaugh Showdown: Will Ford Testify or Is This Another Democratic Stall Tactic Stunt?

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The controversy continues to swirl around President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in high school. Kavanaugh has strongly denied the accusation. Judge Kavanaugh agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday. Ford's attorney says her client was willing to testify but now wants an FBI investigation before she'll appear in a committee hearing.
On a recent show, Todd Starnes shared his view...
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Christine Blasey Ford Says FBI Should Investigate Kavanaugh Before She Testifies

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Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school, say she will not testify without a full FBI investigation first.
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Debunking 5 Viral Rumors About Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's Accuser

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Dr. Blasey has been the target of widespread social media disinformation since she came forward with accusations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee.
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